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Weekend Update

The opening of CAPD on Saturday night in New Brighton¬† was choice! The space was packed out with goodness all round, lots of work was snapped up, but if you haven’t been down to check it out yet, there is still plenty to see and potentially add to your collection – from paintings to prints to stickers and paste-ups, by a range of exciting talent; Yikes, Morepork, Power, Teeth, Rob Kay (Shit’s about to get dainty), Dr Suits, Jen Brown, Devos One, and Porta himself, as well as heaps more…

Porta will be there all week before it closes on Saturday afternoon. Find it in Carnaby Mall next to Switch Espresso and across the way from the Paper Plus…

You could totally kit yourself out…

Porta and Drao, CPAD, 6 Aug 2014 024

Salvage operation…

Salvaged Drypnz, NB, 11 Feb 2014 023

This DRYPNZ painting was salvaged from a demolished building in New Brighton, it is now sitting inside an office for the local business association I think. I’m not sure what the plan is for the garage door, but it does raise some interesting points. This hasn’t been stolen from a building and taken captive for financial gain, but it has been decontextualised from its original site, how does this affect it? Is art in the streets intrinsically connected to site? Some works are made to be relocatable, some are created on sites that are entirely mobile. Is it different when a work is permissioned like this one, is this decontextualisation ok in this case?

Bowhill Avenue for sale…

I stumbled across this gentleman in New Brighton, at first I thought it might be Confuscius, but then I also found this cinder block…

Monopoly Man stencil, New Brighton, 2 September 2013 007 008 Monopoly Man stencil, New Brighton, 2 September 2013 007 013

and I was reminded of Monopoly and the allocation of colours to a range of properties – yellow is mid/lower range I think… This led me to note that the gentleman above looks a little bit like this guy…

Bowhill Road monopoly piece, New Brighton, 2 September 2013 010

… sans top hat of course, but I suspect if his pockets were empty, he may have sold it for cash…

Monopoly Man Hazeldean St 13 Apr 2012 2